Letters of the Law

David E. Sorkin

The John Marshall Law School

Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 82, p. 267, 1994

Drafting legal correspondence requires attention to the purpose of the communication, its audience, the message, and the medium. Depending upon the circumstances, a letter or memorandum style may be appropriate, but sometimes oral communication may be preferable. The first sentence of a letter or memo should set forth its purpose. Brevity is especially important in correspondence. The final sentence should summarize the key points or identify the requested action.

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Keywords: legal writing, correspondence

JEL Classification: K10

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Sorkin, David E., Letters of the Law. Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 82, p. 267, 1994. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1105107

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